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Annual fundraising event to benefit two causes

ACDS executive director Michael Smith, left, and Alan

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When his brother Patrick Xavier died in 1997 from complications of Down syndrome, Alan Owens, 31, wanted to find a way to keep Patrick's memory alive and, in turn, help those suffering from the same disability.

Since its inception in 2004, the Patrick Xavier Owens Memorial Foundation has raised more than $100,000 for the Association for Children with Down syndrome, a school in Plainview that...

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Breast Cancer Summit teaches how to cope with a diagnosis

Senator Kemp Hannon serves as a panelist on

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For newly diagnosed cancer patients, telling your boss and co-workers that you have cancer can be a scary challenge.

The key to successfully talking about your diagnosis, one expert says, is rehearsing.

"Practice before you have these conversations," said Eva LaManna, program manager for Cancer and Careers, who encourages newly diagnosed patients to identify who in their company...

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Thanksgiving calories: How many are on your plate?

Research done by the Calorie Control Council shows

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If you're like me, you think Thanksgiving dinner is one of the best meals of the entire year.

And while most don't head into this annual chow down expecting a small meal, how many of us really stop to think about just how many calories we're packing into our bodies?

Mounds of mashed potatoes, turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce and so many more delectable choices blindside your waistline,...

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Long Island trainer provides drive for triathlon competitors

Jose Lopez, 50, has coached two Long Island

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“The joy is in the journey.”

It’s the mantra that Jose Lopez lives by.

And it became the mantra for two Long Island triathletes that Lopez helped train for this year’s Ironman World Championship.

On Saturday, the world will watch an elite crop of athletes take on an unforgiving terrain in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii when the 2013 Ironman World Championship is televised. The world will...

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Squatters in Russia get free subway rides

A scene from a recent commercial for the

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What would you do to get a free ride on the subway?

Would you be willing to stop in the middle of a subway station and start exercising if it meant your trip that day was free?

That's what commuters in Russia are doing.

In a new commercial before the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, subway passengers are challenged to stop and complete 30 squats (a camera watches participants to make...

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Runner’s 1st NYC Marathon combination of walking, whining, running, limping

Bling! #lirunsnyc

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In the days leading up to the New York City Marathon, two family members asked me the same question: “Why do you feel the need to run 26.2 miles?”

I struggled to find an answer for them, but as I pounded the pavement Sunday through each of New York’s five boroughs (with a GoPro camera strapped to my chest) the reasons revealed themselves.

Waking up at 4 a.m. to catch a bus from Lynbrook...

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Former NFLer Merril Hoge talks football safety with new helmet system

Shown is an example of Riddel's new InSite

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Former NFL player and current ESPN analyst Merril Hoge almost lost his life to post-concussion syndrome in 1994.

“I was in cardiac arrest and intensive care for two days,” said Hoge, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears, and was one of the first players to undergo cognitive testing. “Not only did [a head injury] cost me my career, it almost cost me my life.”

At the...

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Woman's plan to give 'obese' kids a note instead of Halloween treats blasted on social media

For those kids who one Fargo woman deems

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A woman who said she's going to give "moderately obese” kids a finger-wagging note for their parents this Halloween instead of sweet treats is being scolded on social media.

The unnamed Fargo, N.D. woman said on a radio show she believes “it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just ‘cause all the other kids are doing it.'"


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Green Vale School's Pacers compete, volunteer at Runner's World Half Marathon & Festival

The 8th-grade girls of The Green Vale School's

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This weekend The Green Vale School’s girls running club, the Pacers, will be competing in and volunteering at the Runner's World Half Marathon and Festival in Bethlehem, Pa.

The first out-of-state venture for the team, these 8th-graders, who their coaches say fundraised more than $600 to cover their costs, will be attending running seminars, competing in the 5K portion of the weekend and volunteering...

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Long Island competitors reflect on Ironman World Championship

Marc Blumencranz, right, of Manhasset, celebrates as he

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KAILUA-KONA, HI -- On Saturday, Marc Blumencranz of Manhasset, Adam Quinn of Port Jefferson Station and Bob Spina Jr. of North Massapequa were able to accomplish a feat that very few are even able to qualify for, let alone finish. The trio competed in -- and completed -- the 35th Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

For many, the mere thought of competing in a 2.4-mile swim,...

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